ALBANO, Pia Marie S.P.

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2014
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Sandwich Program), German Cancer Research Center, 2013-2014
  • Master of Science in Microbiology, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Saint Louis University – Baguio, Benguet, 1997

Research Highlights

  • Association between chronic infections and cancer
  • Biomarker discovery
  • Characterization of point mutations and structural alterations in a wide range of cancers
  • Fourier Transformed Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy as a novel technique for rapid diagnosis of cancer

UST FACULTY Sci Bio - ALBANO Pia Marie (2016, Research Highlight 01) UST FACULTY Sci Bio - ALBANO Pia Marie (2016, Research Highlight 02)

Research Interests

  • Infectious agents as cause of cancer
  • Biomarkers of cancer
  • Cancer genomics

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

  • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
  • Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET)
  • Philippine Society for Cell Biology (PSCB)
  • Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB)
  • Philippine Society of Microbiology (PSM)
  • Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections, Inc. (PNMCC)
  • Biology Teachers Association of the Philippines (BIOTA Phil)

Selected Publications

  • Albano PM, Holzinger D, Lumang Salvador C, Orosa J III, Racelis S , Leaño M, Sanchez D Jr, Angeles LM , Halec G, Schmitt M, Waterboer T, Michel A, Ramos JD, Pawlita M. Human papillomaviruses may not play a role in the development of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma among Filipinos. (in preparation)
  • Albano PM, Lumang-Salvador C, Orosa J III, Racelis S, Leano M, Angeles LM, Ramos JD. Overall survival of Filipino patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a single-institution experience. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14(8):4769-74
  • Albano PM, Ramos JD. Association of house dust mite-specific IgE with asthma control, medications and household pets. Asia Pac Allergy. 2011 Oct;1(3):145-51